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Old 05-16-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation Please Read - IM VIRUS WARNING

There is a virus going around though Instant Messenger. I have gotten hit twice today already and many of my friends have been hit 20 or 30 times or more. Thankfully none of us fell for it.

An IM is sent to you from someone on your buddy list. It can say a few different things, but the ones I got said something like "Hey is that you?" and it had a link in it. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. It is a virus!!!!!

If you get an IM from someone you know with a link in it then either close out of the IM altogether or at the very minimum write back to your friend and ask if they just sent you a link.

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Old 05-16-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
 
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which messanger is this? Yahoo?
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Old 05-16-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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I am not positive because I use trillian which combines all of the different ones into one, but I think it is AOL Instant Messenger. I would be wary of any message like this though no matter what service it is though.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip GB. Gotta wonder why some people think it's so funny to send other people viruses.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:17 PM   #5
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Yeah I will never understand that either amber!
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THANK YOU! whew!
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thank you gb.
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kadesma A virus just what I DON'T need
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